I'm really *ed this time.
I have both OS/2 and Win3.11 in different partitions on my first HDD.
I want to throw away Win3.11 and replace it with Linux. Good idea so far.
My motherboard (VESA 486 with a dx33) is non-pnp. I have a Soundblaster
16pnp attached. In order to start this card I have to load over 1Mb of
Intel pnp drivers in DOS. I can then load the SB16 drivers and then the
CD drive as the drive uses the IDE port on the card.
A (Redhat) Linux install restarts the system and halts when it cannot see
the CD. It can't load the CD without being able to see the SB16 which
it cannot load without the pnp drivers which it cannot load because it
cannot see the CD. Etc.
Advice please, please. please...
1) Should I just give up and buy 30 odd floppies.
2) Is there a way I can give the install system the correct drivers, by
creating a floppy boot? I'll need to know which files to use. I'm a bit
lost here. Any help would be gratefully recieved.
3) Is there a sneaky way out of this?
4) Any way to make sure that I don't clobber my OS/2 partition.
Thanks for any help that you can give me.
Marcus Baker, Shadow Robot Project, London.